ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICTS

 

The Allegany Arts Council is proud to support two successful A&E Districts in the cities of Cumberland and Frostburg. Strong partnerships with Frostburg State University, Allegany College of Maryland, the Allegany County Public School System, the Allegany County Library System, the Allegany County Chamber of Commerce, the Cumberland Downtown Development Commission, Frostburg First and many other community partners help ensure that quality arts and cultural programming is available to the entire community throughout the year. An A&E District can be defined as "...a well-recognized, labeled, mixed-use area of the city in which a high concentration of arts and cultural facilities serve as an anchor attraction." At their core, A&E Districts are really all about community revitalization, economic development, and experiencing the arts. In the state of Maryland, there are relocation incentives to help artists and art-related businesses settle within a designated District. For more information click here (Artist Relocation).

The City of Cumberland's A&E District was established in 2002, was expanded to almost twice its original size in 2007, and was officially re-designated for another ten year period in 2012. The A&E District in Cumberland is co-managed by the Allegany Arts Council and the City of Cumberland.

The A&E District in the City of Frostburg was designated in 2009. The Frostburg A&E District is generating great excitement, and its positive economic impact is already benefiting the local community. The A&E District in Frostburg is cooperatively-managed by the Allegany Arts Council, the City of Frostburg, and the Historic Frostburg Main Street Program.

 



 

OUR SPONSORS

GENEROUS SUPPORT TO THE ART COUNCIL IS PROVIDED BY SEVERAL BUSINESSES AND LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS.

Premium Business Members

The BB&T Corporation

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BB&T

 

Royal Bank of Canada

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Western Maryland Health System

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Mountain City Center for the Arts

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Basic Business Members

My Bank First United Bank & Trust

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CBIZ, Inc.

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HBP Inc

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Urology Associates Cumberland Maryland

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Opposite Genders

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Member Organizations

Allegany Museum

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Palace Theatre

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Schoolhouse Quilters GUILD

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St. Johns Episcopal Church

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FSU Dept. of Theatre & Dance

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Western Maryland Watercolor Society

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World Artist Experiences

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Partner Organizations

Garrett Information Enterprise Center

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Luxury Leasing

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Manhattan Centre Golf & Gallery

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Maryland State Arts Council

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The PharmaCare Network

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Rotary Club of Cumberland Centennial

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Farm to Eatery Table

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Arby's

Arby

 

Eaton Young

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First Peoples

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Huber Michaels

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Main Street Books

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Allegany College of Maryland

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UMCES Appalachian Laboratory

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Children's Literature Center

Children

 

Colored Pencil Society of America

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Cumberland Theatre

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Discount Sponsor

 

Embassy Theatre

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Discount Sponsor

 

Evergreen Heritage Center

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FSU Visual Arts Department

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Allegany County Library

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Mountainside Baroque

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Front & Centre Stage

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Cumberland Jazz Society

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Hunter Douglas

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